Dance is an age-old form of creative expression and communication and many do not know that dance has a history of suppression. Consider the fact that ballroom dancing was thought to be unholy back before the twentieth century, cabaret dance was linked to Harlem Jazz clubs and Germany’s Nazi banned swing dancing because it was thought to be anarchistic. But we are no longer living in that era because we have amazing parades like New York City’s Dance Parade which began in 2007 and is still going strong today. Most definitely something some of our dance enthusiast NYC mini bus customers!
The main aim of the dance parade was to celebrate the diversity of every kind of different dance, be it Samba or Jazz, Ballet or Ballroom. This year, the NYC Dance Parade was held on Saturday May 18, 2013 and it brought on a storm of support from the crowd and the dance communities. In a way, the dance parade is giving some dance artforms a voice that they have never had. This year, the event began after 12pm on Broadway 21st Street and ended around 3pm which is then followed by a festival down at Tompkins Square Park.
The parade also serves as an opportunity to NYC mini bus travelers who are looking to learn something new that is related to dance because it is during events like this (it happens in many other cities all around the world too and this is no different) that all forms of dance is showcased. The dance parade starts off with oldest to the newest form of dance which means that visitors are given a historical insight into how dance developed throughout the country and around the world.
What’s really funny about attending a dance parade like this is that despite having two left feet, everyone is encouraged to join in on the fun and dance along with the dancers. In fact, some police officers who serve as a guide and patrol officers for the dance event were seen asking New York city mini bus parade bystanders to dance along and not just stand there as an observer.
The organizers of the event would like to continue putting together an event of this stature in the future in hope of giving some communities access to public funding, materials, and help for their future projects. They have people building websites and organizing fundraisers for these dance communities too.
The parade educates people about dances like aerobic (which is considered a dance), Afrobrazilian, Caporales, Ballroom, Belly dance, Contemporary, Sacred, Soul, Flamenco, Roller Disco, Stilt dance, Clown dance and many more.
So, don’t miss the chance to take part in the event for next year and before that, remember to give us a call for the best New York City mini bus that money can buy!